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Maurice Timothy Reidy joined America's staff in October 2006 and served as online editor before becoming executive editor and now deputy editor in chief. Tim helps direct America’s daily news coverage and currently edits the magazines Ideas section. He is also an occasional on-

After a fierce battle for the presidential nomination in June 1932, Al Smith shakes hands with Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt at the state Democratic convention in Albany, N.Y., Oct. 4, 1932. (AP photo)
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Maurice Timothy ReidyOctober 18, 2018
Both sons of New York, Alfred E. Smith and Franklin Roosevelt were close political allies. Until the national Democratic convention of 1932.
Musician Billy Joel performs during his 100th lifetime performance at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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Maurice Timothy ReidyAugust 14, 2018
Steven Hyden says he is not a religious person, but he is fervently devoted to the music that he grew up with.
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Maurice Timothy ReidyJune 29, 2018
Patrick Samway draws from letters to paint a picture of an editor and a writer who rarely met in person but who nonetheless forged a close bond.
President Woodrow Wilson, 1912 (photo: Library of Congress)
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Maurice Timothy ReidyApril 11, 2018
Wilson's strong moral streak proved to be his greatest asset and his greatest failing.
John Banville at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015 (photoL Gary Doak/Writer Pictures via AP Images).
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Maurice Timothy ReidyFebruary 21, 2018
John Banville has few kind words for the church of his youth, but he is good company nonetheless.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at a conference on adult stem cell research at the Vatican, April 29, 2016 (CNS photo/Paul Haring).
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Maurice Timothy ReidyDecember 15, 2017
Joe Biden’s deep love for his son is evident on every page of ‘Promise Me.’
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Maurice Timothy ReidyJanuary 17, 2017
Ladislas Orsy, S.J., talks with about the vision of Vatican II and how Catholics can help implement it today.
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Maurice Timothy ReidyJanuary 10, 2017
“Sin bravely so that you may know the forgiveness of God.”
Of Other Things
Maurice Timothy ReidyApril 14, 2016
Reading for even just 20 minutes helps quiet my mind.
Of Many Things
Maurice Timothy ReidyFebruary 11, 2016
Sometimes I have been tempted to respond, as the late New York Times columnist David Carr once quipped, “I write emails.”